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Just taken my JT front pipe off and replaced with CAT for tomorrow's MOT. The gap between the 3" pipe and the sump is minimal and it has been rubbing a little over the last year - I will try to line it up better when I re-fit but can anyone suggest what I could put between the pipe and the sump to protect it _ I am think along the lines of a dense foam about 6mm thick but that would stand exhaust temps? Asbestos bandage springs to mind but not sure what has superceded this now on H & S grounds
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Some exhaust wrap should do the trick if re-aligning won't fix, by the way was there a gasket between the front pipe and the turbo or a std flange joint?
 

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Thanks Rhod - standard flange to turbo connection - no gasket on this joint.
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It seems like the JT systems might suffer from poor quality control. My 3" down pipe runs too low, much further from the sump than the Saab OE.
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Think I'd go along with the quality control suggestion as I fitted a full system recently and it is also lower than the OE system at the front.
 

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I agree. Just do not wrap the entire exhaust. It's not stainless, and exhaust wrap will trap moisture against the metal and cause corrosion.

Shame about the quality control. It's not a cheap exhaust, and not even entirely stainless.

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Thanks guys - can complain about the rest of the fit although the joints could be better - I use exhaust bandage here to seal as well as 'U' clamps but will be trying my 'No More Nails' trick when I re-fit - I only need something at this point to stop it chaffing the sump so will give the exhaust wrap a try. I have never liked joints that slot into one and other and have to rate the 9000 exhaust flange joints as the best I have come across.

Mike

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